1. Normal Skin
Shop: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
In real life, normal is boring. In beauty, it means you’ve got skin that’s middle of the road—and that’s a good thing! You’ll want a foundation that provides sheer coverage so you can show off what’s underneath, with the hint of glow.
2. Oily Skin
Shop: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
We’ve all had those days when our skin’s a little shinier than we’d like it to be. If that’s you everyday, you’ll want to avoid foundations that describe themselves as “dewy” or “luminizing”—that’s shine you don’t need. Pick a matte foundation that will keep your skin in check but won’t dull your shine.
3. Combination Skin
Got skin that can’t decide what it’s supposed to be? Other than telling it to join the club, there are a few things you can do to help it along. By picking a sheer but buildable foundation, you can keep coverage up in drier areas while staying sheer in oilier places. Foundations that are oil-free but are still mineral rich and hydrating will do the trick.
4. Dry Skin
Shop: L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
Your skin is thirsty—and we don’t just mean for Instagram likes. To quench your parched skin, it’s all about the most hydrating formulas for your foundation. Rich, thick formulas can provide you with the coverage and the moisture your skin is begging for.
Shop: Lancôme Rénergie Lift Makeup Foundation
For those interested in anti-aging foundation formulas, powder is the enemy. It settles into fine lines, making wrinkles that much more visible. Instead, choose a water-based formula with light coverage to blur lines and wrinkles.
Shop: Dermablend Blurring Mousse Camo Foundation
For acne-prone skin, oil-free foundation is a must. Some foundations come with salicylic acid, which can help fight breakouts, but the most importantly your foundation should have buildable coverage. This allows you to tone down redness and smooth out some of those pesky bumps.
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